THE ZENART METHOD
To relax through a focused walk or meditation opens the door to creativity and intuition.
When you create from a relaxed state of mind you can easier tap into Flow.
Taking the time to look at the colors, symbols, and energy in your creations allows you to connect to yourself.
an exploratory study on the process of Creative Meditation
In November 2019 the study by Mathilde Gautier Ph.D. in Arts was
published after interviewing former students in Creative Meditation.
You can read the study here. These are some of the statements:
"I trust myself more."
"I feel more present."
"I am more open to discover new things."
How creativity and culture increase emotional wellbeing.
That we feel better when we listen to music, paint, or go to the theater is nothing new, especially not to people working in this field throughout history. What is new is that scientists can now measure how significant this can be for our well-being.
Since 2000 several large studies have been done that have started to measure culture's impact on health.
A study at Drexel University tested three groups of students before the exam. One group tried coloring, one did Mandalas, and one did free painting, all for 30 min. They could conclude that the stress hormone had decreased by 30% after 30 minutes of creating.
Report from the UK click UK for a pdf with the full report.
In short, they saved 216 GBP on each patient after trying culture on prescription for six months. 82% had increased health improvement. Hospital nights came down by 37%!
If you like to hear about Cultural Health in a TED talk, click.
Creativity and Emotional Wellbeing from Psychology Today.
Over 1500 studies have been done on why meditation and mindfulness positively impact our health and well-being. On this link, you will find a collection of Cultural Health.
The benefits of Creative Mindfulness by Dr. Virpi Tervonen